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THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY. JUNE 27. 1911.
5 1L ms. iifD8 nn n nr n n n "if ft A Xv fi hi fn ? h ItA AA fia n 'n' n iO. m H la1tlfifi) o) Mateo3 B are! To tho Citizens of Omaha: The mayor and council in 1903, elected to purchase, by tie method of appraisement, 7the water plant supplying Omaha, South Omaha, Dundee, East Omaha and Florence, and the United States supieme court has decreed that the city now must pay therefor the appraised value of $6,263,259.49. If the city fails to comply voluntarily with this decree, the court may order the mayor and council to pay this claim by the contribution of taxes levied upon the city to the" amount of said $6,263,259.49, and, in addition thereto if so decreed, 7 per cent aunual interest for so long a period as payment is delayed. Ho Relief Without Payment Moreover, until this payment is made, the city cannot ob tain possession of the water plant or begin the construction of improvements and extensions so urgently needed at this time. The logic of this situation, the necessity for improved ser vice and extension of water mains and the obvious economy that may be possible in the matter of interest alone, renders it imper ative, in the opinion of the water board, .for the city (1) to se cure immediate' possession of the water plant; (2) to proceed this summer with the urgently needed improvements and extensions of the plant; and (3) to save all interest possible, if judicially charged therewith, or the difference between 7 per cent on $6, 263,259.49, and 4V2 per cent, amounting to approximately $425 per day. ' To the end of accomplishing these results, the water board has submitted a proposition to the electors of Omaha to vote $S,250,0O0 in bonds, due in thirty years, for the purpose of paying for the water plant and obtaining possession thereof, and for pres ent and future improvements and extensions as required. If Bonds Carry If these proposed bonds are voted at this time the water board is confident of the substantial accomplishment of these re sults. If these bonds are not voted at this time the results will not t be possible this year. In fact, nothing can be accomplished until payment is made. . So far as increasing taxation is concerned, the proposed bonds are not payable until the end of thirty years, and if voted will end all possibility of the contribution of $6,263,259.49, or more, of city taxes to pay for the water plant. The income of the plant will be used to pay the interest on the bonds No Other Bonds To Bo Issued The $6,500,000.00 of 4 per cent bonds authorized at the city election in 1908 have not been issued by the water board, as bonds bearing this low rate of interest have not been marketable. These bonds were voted for the sole purpose of purchasing the Omaha water plant, therefore, they cannot be used for any other purpose, and, hence, will not be issued if the proposed new bonds are voted. It is well known, and has been officially held by the legal department of the city, rtiat the water bonds authorized at the city election in 1900 were not legally voted, therefore they could Lot be sold if issued, and, hence, have no bearing upon the pro posed new bond issue. The facts herein set forth have been deemed by the water board to constitute a sufficient emergency to justify the calling of a special bond election for Tuesday, June 27, and every elec tor is urged to go to the polls between the hours of 8 a. m. and 6 p. m. of that day and express himself upon the proposition sub mitted, as a two-thirds vote of thosa voting on the proposition is necessary to carry these bonds. If Bonds Do Not Carry Should this bond proposition fail to secure the necessary two-thirds vote, it must be apparent that it will be the duty of the water board to again submit the proposition at a special city election to be held at the time of the coming fall election. Should the proposition again fail to secure the necessary two-thirds vote at that time, the water board will be compelled to submit a similar proposition at the general city election next spring, when a ma jority vote, only, will be necessary to carry the bonds. Finally, for the information of the citizens of Omaha, the water board deems it but proper herein to state: ( That the members of the board are unanimously agreed that the interests of Omaha imperatively demand that these proposed bonds be voted at this time. That the water board li confident of the success of municipal ownership of the water plant that municipal ownership will not increase city taxes, bnt eventually reduce water rates. Further, the water board stands pledged, provided this bond proposition does carry, that no portion of any water bonds here tofore authorized by the city will be issued or usecLby the aboard. OMAHA WATER BOARD. 1 Signed. 6-.:fT! TO M. T. BAEI)W Chairman. ISAAC E. UaULU R. B. HOTVEIU 'lo.n' . D. J. CBMENV'" CHARLES R. "SHERMAN, P. C. HEAFEY. 3C JOB HTOERSJWAMP MAYOR Boad Election Tueiday Demand! the Serricei of 67 Policemen. vote os teeee" PiOPOSmOJfS E1mI Will Ceet la NetaThberhee fS.OOO aad City Clerk "Waste te Kaew Where Meaey U Cesalas Pram. Would-be. poUoetnea ef every nationality and cllroe flocked into the nmor'l office Monday morning, scrambling for sppoint miftli as special police to serve it the bands ejection Tuesday. For the fifty-seven Jobs, one man to a precinct, there ware thrtoa a many applicants. By noon, all but two bad bean appoints ana sworn m. Three bond propositions win be Toted an Tuesday. One for Issuing SR.S50.00S bonds far waterworks purposes; another to is sue SKSXMis to erect three engine houses; and the third to Issue 130S.00O to complete the Douglas oounty court bouse. The elections will be held together th-ugh separate ballots will be provided. The ex penses of the election will ran about K '(". wMch are to be divided equally iroon? the water board, the oounty and the city. Eleeftea Tmm Depleted. City Clark Pan Butler wants ts know where the money Is coming from to pay the city's part He declares there are no BVW) e W iha ue4 for the purpoee as the appropriation win be exhausted this fall when the regts tratlnn for the election Is held. That a light vote will be polled Is the opinion of Butler. "I do -not believe that more than tw votes will be cast on either ef the three propositions," be said. "Little naterest Is being manifested ta the bonds and I would not be surprised to see them beaten for this reason. Two-thlrdf of the rotes cast Is necessary to authorise the Issues. ENGINE OF FLYER ON MAIN LINE COVERED WITH COAL jrartbweetera Special Stepped by Peeeltar Clrcesasteaieee la lewa. The Northwestero's reirveT special came bite Omaha five hours late yesterday, due to being coeJi-d in Instead of being snow bound at a coaling point la Iowa. The 1I engine drew up under the bunk ers at midnight nt-ar Cedar Rapids and the fireman pulled the rope. Intending to let dewa about six tons of coal. Instead tbs rope caught and the a bole store, some ISA tons, poured down, forcing the crew tram tte cab and eventually covering the engfae as the smokestack alone protruded from tee pile. Let Reason TalktoHaUt If coffee upsets digestion end Berres, quit It, and use well-made POSTUM There's a Re-sen" Gentleman Says He Did Not Suggest to Circulate Petition Also Says Public Em Wrong: Ides of Bodies Going- to Medi cal Colleges. John A. Gentleman, undertaker, wishes to take some exceptions to an article la which his name appeared Friday. He says that he did not suggest tbs circulation of a petition to secure money for the burial of a body, but simply furalehed tbs peti tion aa request. He also says the fear of the poor that their bodies might go ta a medical college la unfounded, as tbs oounty is bound to provide burial If relatives simply ask it. 'Herewith Is the letter Mr. Gentleman writes to The Baa. Editor Omaha Dally Bee: In yeur Friday evening edition, under aeacuu. 'Undertakers Face Charges," 1 wish you to correct the erroneous assertions you printed, or kindly stats if any of your reporters received the facts from na or the family of John Connors. In the first place you say ws "secure bodies and de mand payment for burial " it is certain we secure the bodies from hoeoltala only by the request of some relatives or friends or the deceased and no other way. and as tar as payment is demanded. It ta a duk aes with us. and not a charitable Institu tion, for we do not live by public subscrip tion. 1 would ssk The Bee ar associated Charities to show where sny undertakes has forced a tamlly or triencs te jrcu,eie a petition, and in the case you quote in your paper, u ou r.aa investigated tne matter thoroughly you would have found out that It was voluntary on the part of the people soliciting and not even a sugges tion on the part of myself. Insofar as bating my letter head, the ladies asked lor It. thinking it aould help them, as wni told them they might be obtaining money without cause It is absolutely untrue that I had at any time refused to bring the body of Connors home and the Associated Char ities' representative found out (or herself that It was a falsehood. I had. however, held the body at my chapel until Friday on account of an autopsy being bald, and for no other cause. There Is a very erroneous Idea among the public concerning bodies being turned over to a medical college. For the benefit of those that are ignorant on the matter. I will state that a body la not turned ever to a college until after we have used every effort te locate relatives or friend, and after that if none can be found who will take charge ef tne body we receive our Instructions from the stste by law. and not of our awn choosing, snd I will stats also for the benefit of the public that If a pauper dies and bs relatives he is buried St the county's expense, provided the re latives are unable to do so. The under taker receives the mount of SI for fur nishing the coffin, his time and taking of body ta cemetery. If some of the public would look deeper tnut the undertaker's aide of life thef would find for themselves, without much trouble, to what greater extent tnetr charity extends than any ether profession or business, and also look on their ledgers snd see what ether business or profession hss more Just claims unpaid. Trusting yen win give this the same I prominence a hick you gsvo the Tnaer- tskers Face Charsres . JOHN A OEVTUmiM. RAWITZER BODY IS CREMATED YOUNG WOMEN PLAY TENNIS Start is Made in the Annual Woman's Tennis Championship. PLATERS SHOW MASKED KTLL Cbaatpiea Kls;b kkssl PI yes- Dle passs ef Her Osseseat . Qalte - Hand 11 y Wsars Waa . Irs Is Chare. ' With Old 8c remaining obligingly Tinder the clouds, wtth a fresh breese oootlng the atmosphere and with tbs clay courts la good condition considering Sanday night's rain, the annual Woman's City Champion ship Tennis tournament started Monday morning at tho Omaha Field dub. Omaha's young woman tennis players clad In white middy blnuse suits wtth pink and bios ties and hair bows, nave taken possess! oa of the dub courts and win hold them each day daring' the week until Sat urday, when the finals will ' be played. Several rounds ef atnglas were played aft before boon. lira. 3. T. Stewart Sd-. ana of the more experienced players, put up a good game. winning frrra Visa Blanche KiBsJar, X 7-S. Xiss Katharine Be nm. who la consid ered ens of the best of the younger players. was beaten by Miss Indie Fellers, T-t. S-L Rlgk Sekaal Cbasaplsa Wala. Vies Laura Cluinieiinan. tbs Omaha High school girl champion, waa tram Hiss Zk-na Reed. -L 1-e. atlas Helen Back beat Mies CarmeBt Jenkins, S-S. ft-1. Miss Culver and Mies Wool worth played la the place of Miss Hlnrlch and Miss Violet Joatym, as scheduled, the former winning with a soars of S-S. S-S Miss Carmellta Chase, tho presml cham pion. Is storing up her energies tor the final round oa Saturday, but Is busy about tho courts keeping scores for the players and answering questions ef tho inexperi enced entrants. Miss Hertanss Clarke, chairman ef the tennis committee, has put the following young women la charge ef the play oa different days of the week: Miss Susan HcWlrgo. Tuesday ; Mary Ringwalt, Wednes day; Ruth Hammer, Thursday; Miss Laura ' Zimmerman, Friday; Mias Cartnelita Chase, Saturday. Mrs. J. T. Stewart. M , beat Miss Blaaohs Klnaler, S-t, 7-S. Miss Katharine Banna beat Miss Ladle Fellers. T-S, S-L Miss Laura Zimmerman beat Miss Erna Reed. S-L 7-4. Miss Helen Buck beat Miss Carmellta Jenkins. S-S. S-L ' Mlas Wood worth beat Miss Career. S-S. S-t Miss Alios Farterfield beat Mlas Char lotte BedwaiL S-S. S-S, S-4. Aeaea W ill Ve It rt armed frwi a svelte far Barlal ta MUse. Ta eompnaaee with a wish long expressed twfora her death last week the body ef Mrs A. H. Rswltaer waa cremated at M'sneer-olls Moaday and the aakes will i this week be placed In the tamih vault la Farest last cemetery. After brief funeral aervieee bad aeea held at the Rawltser reeideace, til Ookd street. Sunday aftaraaaa the body was st ease seat ta tae cismsloiy la Mlaaa- Smokeless'Engine Built by Omaha Men First of Its Kind Passes Through . Omaha Monday Enronte to .Wyoming. PufTlng merrily and pulling a long train of ears, tho first engine that Omaha ever ssw that did not smoke, passed through the Burlington yards Monday afternoon. The angina la on Its way to Sheridan, Wyo., where It Is to make a practical demonstra tion of Its value. Figures taken by the test run show that it win operate mora cheaply and the dan ger ef dndars setting afire grass and buildings Is done nway with, besides the dlsagreeablmeea ef the smoke. Ugnlta. tho aoft coal which generally prod vices such blsck smoke Is to be burned In the new engine. Tbs use ef lignite la old atria engines . has caused many a pralrte and forest fire. A stoker, the Baraum stoker as It la called, la the feature of the engine. The Barn urn stoker was first patented by Charles K. Barn urn of Omaha, who la bow dead. It Is owned by the Barnum Manu facturing company now, ef which Fred Montmorency of the Burlington Is presi dent and Arthur C Smith of tho M. Smith company is vice president. Ths two Omaha men have worked five years wtth the original design and now consider I It perfected. The principle ef the no smoke device Is tae stoking. It feeds the coal beneath, in stead of throwing ft on top. the mechanical stoker also doing away wtth the labor of the fireman. Aa the eoal Is raised to tbs (Ire leveL the volatile fumes arise into the flames and are burnt up, making a saving of heat. la the breaking up process by tbs heat tbs cinders are all burned up before they can get through the fire, so tbiv fit ao waste material te arise throuol t)i smokestack except the steam and pcj.M! the thinnest base ef blue fumes. The angina Is particularly adapted te tbs use of cheap aoft eoal and uses leas than aa .ordinary angina. Six tons 'were used on the nm from Burlington, la., a run which nsuaily takes nine ton a One ef these engines has been in use to the Chicago switching yards tor two months and ts reported to be finely. GRAIN OF CORN KILLS BOY Four-Tear -Old Boy Chokes Before Ee Can Be Bettered. HUBBJED FB0M SOUTH PLATTE Cera Hael Beea la Bis Threat Several Days, bat He Arrive ta This City Toe Lata for aa Ope attorn. A grain of corn which lodged tn the windpipe of 4-year-old Carroll Potter of North Platte. Neb., caused the little fel low's death from strangulation In tho of fice of Dr. H. L. Barrel! in the City Na tional bank building Monday forenoon. The N boy had been suffering terribly for a few days and when no surgical relief could be obtained at borne, his parents. Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Potter, brought him to Omaha tn hopes that his life might be saved. Shortly before noon the parents earns with ths almost dead boy to the offices of Bryant. Barrel) A Bushman and when the dangerous nature ef the trouble had been seen. Dr. Burreil ordered preparations made at once for aa operation. There was scarcely any Indication of life ta ths child at ths time, and although ths attendants rushed the preparations for ths operation, ha died ef strangulation before anything could be dona The coroner has the body. for TO StCSH WORK O.w fj. p. UE A paws tsars Selected aad Gradlas; Be tas; Bashed ta Gaady. BROKEN BOW. Neb.. June SS. Fpe daX John MoOulra. Ira Mills. John Mead, Robert Shaw. H H. Black and John P. Long of the Arnold neighborhood hare qualified before County Judge Hoi comb as appraisers for the lirht-of-way for ths extension the Union Pacific Is building to ward Arnold and Gandy, from Callaway. Their aerrloas have not been reaulred very much, as generally the farmers are so glad to get the road there Is no -trouble in coming ta aa asTreement with the Union Pacific officials regarding- damages rlg-ht-of-wey. Ths grading Is being rushed bow, and additional teams will be used as secured. Town alts propositions are coming to the front and County Purveyor A. J. Van Ant werp has been secured to 1st out such at Mlllaala. a postoffiee between Arnold and Callawar. and another near Gandy, where the road stops at this time. Gandy will be off ths road about two aad one-half miles, and ths new town will probably take mrer the old bodily. Arnold has al ready been platted for a considerable far ther growth, Wtth the building of the railroad new activity In business and building of homes Is expected there. Passenger Train Hits Motor Tricycle Terry Stees, Boadmaster of St Joseph & Grand Island Line, Sen onsly Injured, GRANT ISLAND, Neb.. Jons . 8pe cie! Jerry Stees, road master of ths St Joseph sV Grand Island, with headquarters at Hanover. Ilea badly Injured In the hos pital tn this city as the result of a bead -on collision between his railroad motor tri cycle and an Incoming St. Joseph train- Mr. Stees bsd made a trip from Hanover to this dty on his machine and left about S p. m. for the return trip. He calculated that be could meet the train at the sugar factory aiding, but Just aa hs struck the bend west ef the city and before reaching the siding the passenger train bora down upon him. Tricycle and rider were hurled of the track and Mr. Stees was thrown twenty feet. His right leg was broken aad a large aad deep hols waa out Into tbs fleshy portioa of the other leg. ths head m as badly scrstched and wounded and there were other bruUea about the body. Hla recovery Is expected. Cmnmdian Pacific Excuraiont EAST to Toronto. Montreal, tb Mum koka Lakes. New England and the FlshlDg and Hunting Re sorts of Eastern Canada. Twe tareack tfafes sally trass Caleae WEST The one real ecenlc route to Seattle, Tacoma. Portland. Spo kane. Vancouver, BelUngham. Victoria. Bissau rareeck tialas trum M. Peel ad Safer aay railroad D sanative scatter a tloa oa apaUeaaoB so egsat. JLB.Cildr, ben. Art CXI. itxhtr gas Se. Clark l rasa. Traff . atrr. Chsoage Meatreaa, Oaa. SD srSaOaaVt, T. S. A 41 katilay SilAg. --r-s City Ma aaser Shay Seepc-aded. CHICAGO, June K The Indefinite sus pension of Msnager Shay of the Kansas City club of tbs American association waa announced today by President Crlnngton as a result of ths fiKht between Shay and Umpire Hayes at Columbua. G-. yesterday. Shctcct IJctiKcf! Cct thi Criminal &n. Emulat- EIOBLIGK'S MALTED IV1ILK Tkt Feod-.rlnk for A3 Agis. ' , FoflnfsraxIrnraUi.arsJGswk Pure Nutritixi, up buiding the v. bole body, krigorates the mining toother arid the aged. p1 tnVj mahfd prainjo powder form, A (pick back prepare J is a minute. Takt m substitute, krvcHOM ?rr. la No Combf "o- WARREN AND MERRIAM MEET Tewthfel Player susd Tsteras Getfe- te Play at stiller Park Sataraar. Semi-finals ta the contest for the Brede gerd were played at Miller Park Golf club Saturday aad Sunday. Merrlaat beat fhlaa I op la an eighteea-tantae; bole match and Warrant beat Cajaoob 4 P Warren, oae ef the youngest members ef the club, will sceet Meniam. who Is oae ef the vet eras g rtf rrs of Omaha, (text Satur day. Both the boy axd the p oneer as p aymg speedy gs Next Saturday the Milter Park! tea start the annual Millar cap. CKADtU ll'MMEl KHOSL ST APS HaatieS Teachers KMre4la Sew Work la the aebeeS. CHAD RON, Keb.. June Scectal.V- The Chadroa snmmer normal has aa en rollment of ever H teachers. The work la Pregi-eetar toi a moat satisfactory manner, wtth the tollowtaa corps of instruct on: Miss Kate E. DrtaouU of Valentino, read ing, drawing and art. Mrs. Laoxta A. Ruetla ef Lincoln, model eehaoL Prof. W. T. Stoekdals of Madison, thao-r. agriculture aad geography. r-r-M e. P. 'Wltsoa of Chadrwn, ob-vslcal geography. Cntted States history, civics and orthography. Charles w. Phi: pot ef IAneola, trlge aometry. physics, chemistry. Lory M. Clarke of Ltaoola, nt era ore, eotnpeettloa aad rhetor ks. J. Howard P touch. Atchison. Kan.. Latin, anrteat aad European history sad dm nies Miss Jeesae B. Elliott. Abingdon. I1L. music H. H. Retmund of Crswford. algebra, arithmetic aad botany. W. B Starrtti of Rustrtilie. grammar, physiology aad plane geometry. A Dasgi teas H'sssl rendered antieeptls by Buckles' Arnica Salve, the healing wonder for sores, auras, piles, seaema aad salt rheum. Per mMx, by Bestflsj Drag Co. .... 1 The original ,close;fTtting lold colto.Never.siapAssed for style or comfort 3 hei$Jits THE Laundry Bag 9 , n,vcry man at tne oat can't rap out a three bagger. Nor can every collar make a home run from the laundry un broken. Play safe! Get) the collar, that have a ' retififd for Horn That means Corliss- Han f Coon. Tbey certainly can make the laundry trips, all right" , . Madtftoillira j at . a m . s-w sv ' m -kev i ,. f - I J IA I vei , I-'? - nil I 1 Tit VU with f7Jr eohtalne', ,j J ; J cents a . a 4j n i S Tbl w l r" day for Ask 1aeas Doaglas 4S8 er A-tlSS A boat It. Ccibi lei I Co!. Storagi Co. 423 SOUTH 15TH STREET. cRAY?iAm FREE BOOK Writ Fr Thla ppi iv .!. -yi; JTc til ml yes ssiUsisi u I beak as tim Lax mi tae 1 1 ssi a rse bm re ou esat 1 r tu I aTrCC4tX,beA. SW tMLSSaSusWeUsfe